Three Haptic Shape-Feedback Controllers for Virtual Reality
Mike Sinclair, Eyal Ofek, Christian Holz, Inrak Choi, Eric Whitmire, Evan Strasnick, Hrvoje Benko
IEEE VR, 2018.
We present three new novel haptic controllers that render shape force feedback during interaction. 1) CLAW is a multi-purpose controller that renders tactile forces for common hand interactions, such as grasping, touching, and triggering grasped objects. 2) Haptic Revolver is a general-purpose handheld VR controller that renders touch contact with virtual surfaces, motion shear along a surface, textures, and shapes using interchangeable wheels. 3) Haptic Links haptic render shape feedback between two controllers using variable-stiffness locking mechanisms to provide force feedback for grasping and interacting with two-handed objects such as wind instruments, steering wheels, handle bars, or bow and arrow.